Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Fall

Just in time for winter.
Fifties girl Great stock, top dealers, super venue. The 2015 Fall edition promises even more – excellent range and variety in vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles. The Wychwood Vintage show has become a hot-spot for fashion conscious vintage shoppers from across the city.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Hours: Sunday, October 25, 10am – 5pm

Admission Adults $8.00, Children 12 and under no charge


Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on October 25, including:


Cyndy Calder, The Bead Goes On…, Toronto

“This is a small sample of the vintage designer bags Version 2I will be taking to Wychwood Barns on October 25th.

“Another Sneak peak: designer shoes size 8-9 I will be showing at the Wychwood Barns Clothing Show. The Bead Goes On…..Wychwood Booth #25.”
Forget Me Not by Emma Paige, Toronto
“EmmaPaige is a Toronto based vintage collector + fashion designer. With a focus on ladies high-end, top quality pieces we strive to bring you a selection of garments that will work effortlessly into any existing wardrobe.

For Wychwood’s Fall show you can expect a selection of holiday dresses and gowns. An original Charles Worth coat with fur trim, 1940′s blazer and skirt suits. We will also have designer labels such as Armani, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Halston and more! You can also expect a variety of winter coats from the 1940′s thru to the 70′s.”


Dovetails and Squarenails Antiques, Rod and Bea Slack, Brockville, ON “Starting out 30 plus years ago, with only Canadiana furniture, we have broadened our scope to include fine linens, vintage clothing, and Jewels by Sherman, Continental and Weiss.” Bea and Rod are also expert dealers in antique quilts. Look for hand worked, traditional and unique designs.

For October 25 we’re bringing a nice display of Sherman jewelry (all signed);

The fur coat is a black Persian lamb with blue sapphire mink collar. Made by Reilly furriers (Brockville) in the mid 1970′s.

The quilt is a beautiful 1950′s Triangle construction. Mint condition.

We shall also have good Vintage linens in our display.

Look forward to see you at Wychwood.


Victoria Watson, Claimed Vintage, Mississauga
“When I was younger, I loved to wear my mom’s old mini dresses and skirts to school. I was always interested in vintage style and enjoyed shopping at second hand and consignment stores, but never knew how to make it more than a hobby. This past year when I scored a vintage Valentino dress, not my size sadly, I realized I could always buy these great pieces and sell them at Vintage shows.

The photos are of some of my recent finds.

Lynn Carmichael, Union Label Vintage, Toronto
Booth 28

I am really looking forward to this show! Fall has to be my favorite season. My booth will be full of amazing finds. Including vintage fabric, a fabulous selection of men’s wool coats, gorgeous ladies beaded sweaters, hats, dresses, jewelry and much more. Lots of great clothing and accessories for both men and women.
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Angela McCool Vintage, Toronto
Yes I have a fantastic collection of antique beads I’m going to showcase at your Wychwood show.
I bought an entire filing cabinet of loose beads from the estate of an antique dealer. This collection was well known in the industry.

I’ve had them for 2 years and couldn’t bring myself to sort and price this overwhelming collection but this is the push I needed, thanks!

Victoria Dinnick, Gadabout, Toronto
A veteran vintage dealer with a very large stock of great fashion pieces, Victoria sent some recent photos.

Judith Mureika and Julia Wright, Hamilton
“We are a mother/daughter team that carry a unique range of items. Our favourite areas are vintage sewing items, unusual jewellery and ladies accessories and exquisite hand done textiles.”

“For Wychwood we have an assortment of mens ties plus a vintage Jantzen bathing suit, bathing suits for women, a 60′s wet look jacket, a 20′s velvet evening coat and lots more.”

Samantha Howard Vintage, Torontowychwood.grid.fall.2015
Samantha is a second generation collector and dealer of antiques with over 35 years’ experience in the business and an ongoing love of beautiful objects. Sam specializes in Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Scandinavian and Canadian Modernist jewellery, also good vintage fashion. “”At Wychwood, in addition to our many collections of vintage modernist jewellery, we’ll also have a variety of vintage smalls, such as vintage perfume bottles, scarves, purses and vintage fabric.”
Laura Deviani, Sayalove Vintage, Toronto
“Vintage is versatile. Vintage is timeless. Sayalovevintage offers a contemporary look using vintage clothing and accessories.

I do find every era is unique in its own way with its own characteristics. For Wychwood I will bring assorted vintage fur pieces along with beaded dresses and handbags.

Not to forget Halloween just around the corner, i will be featuring some of my favourite vintage pieces that you can use for a ‘costume’ as well as your daily outfit. For an example: Wednesday Addams from Addams family, Queen of hearts, Cleopatra and more.”
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Pulver Zajfman and Yank Azman, Toronto
A dynamic team, Yank and Pulver surf their trapline almost daily. The result is a booth consistently showing off quality and variety. “For the guys, we’ll have a selection of vintage Hermès ties.”

Eric Rados, Lucky Patina Vintage, Toronto
Lucky Patina Vintage specializes in mid century Canadian, American and Scandinavian jewelry. Each piece is hand selected with a critical but curious eye, curating a wonderful grouping of Modernist jewelry from the 1960-70′s.

Leona Milne, RootCellar Antiques, Port DoverWychwood All
brings you ” PURRFECT Fall fashion choices. Get “SPOTTED’’ in a vintage dress, complete with purse and topped off with a gorgeous white fox jacket!

Factory Girl Vintage, Robin Tillmanns, Cambridge
“I love vintage clothes because they seem to make extravagance less costly to obtain, and I like to imagine the story behind each piece. Who wore it, where did she wear it, and who did she meet? Was it her favourite hat? Did she save up for it?
I love the mystery of vintage clothes.”
-Dita Von Teese

“I’m really digging the Bohemian fashion trends this year. Here’s a peak at some of the boho chic in the Factory Girl Vintage collection…”

Andrew Zegers Design, Toronto
vintage_coats_at_Zegers_DesignAndrew has been a collector and dealer since he was in high school. Lately, he has been the host of Slice TV’s ‘Extreme Collector’.

He will be bringing his collection of vintage Madmen era women’s coats as well as accessories for both men and women, including such designers as

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and much more…
Adeline Pelosi, Whitby “For almost 30 years, I have had a passion for antique and vintage textiles. Each item in my collection was a chosen treasure.”

“For the Wychwood show, along with pillowcases, napkins, hankys, dresses, monogrammed linens and antique fabrics, I will have a unique girls lace christening gown, a faux leopard swing coat and a black velvet hooded opera coat.”


Anne Purwitsky, Annetique Boutique, Thornhill
Hi once again from Anntique Boutique. Looking forward to greeting all the regular customers and the newbies at Wychwood barns on Oct 25. This time I will bring some great antique lace, including a Normandy lace tablecloth, a huge Victorian chantilly lace shawl, antique lace collars and lace trim. I have a fabulous vintage French evening purse and box full of Liberty of London silk scarves. And of course my usual selection of vintage buttons, sewing notions and some wonderful estate antique table linens. See you there!

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Margaret Black, Maple Glen Antiques, Marsville
This will be Maple Glen’s fourth time at the Wychwood Vintage Clothing Show. Here is some background into the Victorian and Edwardian clothing that I will be bringing to the show. There was a series on television called “Coppers”. It was set in the 1800′s in New York City where in reality it was filmed in Toronto. The wardrobe designers scoured New York State and Ontario for period clothing and amassed a large collection for the show. When the series was terminated I acquired most of the clothing including shoes, petticoats, nightgowns, vests, skirts, etc. Two black velvet and beaded capes are among the outstanding items from this collection. I will also bring some lovely linens, sewing trims, vintage hats and purses, as well as a showcase brimming with perfume bottles, compacts and vintage manicure items. I look forward to displaying some of my treasures at Wychwood and sharing my love of all things feminine with you.

Claude Provost, D’Colage, Montreal
“Art, design, quality hand crafting, those are some of the reasons that still give me pleasure in what I do. Vintage has always been for me, a great passion for those reasons. The design influenced or created by fashion, the history and stories attached to each pieces from the past, the colours and presence of these timeless items is my great motivation to prolong their lives. As fashion is inspired by the sixties for Spring 2016, I will display different pieces that exude the feeling from that era at Wychwood.”

Renée Piché, Montréal

“I have always had a passion for beautiful and unusual Wych Collagefashion, be it jewelry, accessories or clothing and, at one point, became fascinated with bakelite jewelry. That was my first step in the business. I have since gone on to other things, but bakelite and other plastics have remained a big part of my business.

This fall, I will, of course, bring some fabulous bakelite bracelets, including a Kronimus and a Shultz, and among other unusual and unique pieces, I am bringing some logo Dior bags, some mid-century jewelry pieces, including a Vidal belt and a Kantaroff ring as well as two Flamand bracelets in the original boxes, a locket bracelet and a compact bracelet. Between now and the show, I will be posting on the show’s Facebook other special items that will be part of my show.”

Also, meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood in October:

Karen Jeffery Collection, Mississauga

Treasurechicks Vintage, Pickering

Maple Glen Antiques, Marsville

English Eccentrics, Toronto

Annetique Boutique and Kitsch Collectibles, Thornhill

What’ll I Wear, Kingston

And a number of others


Wychwood Barns – a superb venue:

Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.

The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.

Getting There

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.

St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
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